Re: [MV] Welding References Sought

From: Dave Ball (
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 21:52:37 PST

Paul you should try hunting down some of the TM from back when you took the
classes they are easy to follow give it to you in a format that's not a
bunch of theory just plain old how to get the job done today instruction.
I will try and post some of the 1950's and 60's TM numbers for torch welding
in my library tomorrow....
By the way start collecting plain steel washers cause the best way to fill a
hole is too tack weld a washer in it so that the hole you close is the
smallest possible less grinding and heat.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul A. Thomas" <>
To: "Military Vehicles Mailing List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 9:35 PM
Subject: [MV] Welding References Sought

> Might anyone have a favorite book they found which explains the basics of
> torch welding? I don't need to get esoteric, simply want to weld closed
> holes drilled in the deuces fenders, be able to weld in a plate where rust
> has done too much damage, etc. I did a LITTLE torch welding in the Army,
> and took a course in ARC welding while in Korea, but that was years and 60
> lbs ago <g>. My memories say torch welding was the better way to go if
> could only afford one type of welder and wanted to do a lot of cutting. (
> Also have the AEC pickup, whose floor is in poor shape ).
> Oh: I did try the local high schools and community colleges. They don't
> support programs which have welding equipment any longer in this area. My
> primary concern is applying too much heat and weakening whatever I'm
> working on: hoping for a ' Joe Stupid ' basic guide line to work/grow
> Thank You.
> Paul
> MVPA #24986
> '53 REO M35 Fire Conversion with really really rusty water tank
> '53 AEC Chevy 3/4 Ton
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